It's always easier to form a band when it's not your first.
Painting By Numbers has been a recurring project in the head of its architects long before it actually took shape in autumn 2008.
Antoine Ollivier (Dawnshape) and Gregory Hoepffner (Radius System, Time To Burn, Template) always felt their belonging groups didn't let them experiment as much as they wanted. Soon joined by bandmate Axel Dallou (Radius System), the trio didn't ask too many questions and quickly started making noise, in a language they didn't even speak : improvisation.
Drums, Guitar, Bass, Synth, Samplers, and endless possibilities : Painting By Numbers are devoted to pushing the standards further, fight against their own musical habits, and try to find the right balance between sonic experimentation and pure groove pleasure.
In result of this first year of endless recordings, the parisian trio will is now releasing this "Live Demo", available for free download.
"Painting By Numbers deal in improvisation, revealing sound caught in noise gates an squeezing themselves into barely recognizable shapes. Exciting, synapse-sizzling improvisations for the angular generation" October 2009